My younger son wrestled from the ages of 5-9 & I know it can be a brutal sport, even for youngsters. There is always someone crying; they cry because it is a physically painful sport and they cry when they lose. Because it is an individual sport there is really no collective support for failure; you celebrate your wins and agonize over your defeats alone.
My son was pretty good at wrestling until his final year. At that age there were so many bantams in his class and some of them were getting really good. They were putting in the time and attending camps and really starting to excel and some kids were beginning to dominate. My son decided he did not have the fire for the sport and he was sick of losing so we tried a new sport.
He has played football that past two seasons and excelled greatly. His whole attitude has changed; he looks forward to every practice and game and is driven to be the best he can be. Watching him interact with his team is very exciting. He is becoming a leader on the field and learning how to be a good teammate.
I'm learning that as long as you keep it fun and give them the opportunity to find something they really enjoy, you are doing the best job you can. Stay supportive and teach values and the rest will hopefully fall into place. Bol.